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Ex-Tulane standout Brian Bogusevic relishes ‘special’ opportunity to play for United States at Pan American Games

Digital Photographic Imaging photo -- The Lehigh Valley IronPigs' Brian Bogusevic

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — As July 1 neared, Brian Bogusevic knew he could be playing baseball elsewhere. The former Tulane standout has been among the leaders in several offensive categories for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Philadelphia Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate, and has been among the team’s steadier outfielders. He had played all three positions, with… Continue reading →

Robert Kelley in line to suit up for Tulane football team this fall

Associated Press photo by Bill Haber -- Tulane running back Robert Kelley breaks into the SMU secondary in 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

After nearly a two-year absence, running back Robert Kelley could return to the Tulane football team this fall, lending more depth to one of the deepest positions on the roster. Kelley, a fifth-year senior who last played for the Green Wave in 2013, remained in school despite being academically ineligible to practice in the spring of… Continue reading →

Devon Breaux breaks a Tulane dry spell at the NCAA track and field championships

EUGENE, Ore. — The long drought for the Tulane men’s track and field program at the NCAA championships came to an end Wednesday at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. Long jumper Devon Breaux, a Donaldsonville native who doubles as a wide receiver for the Green Wave football team, became the first male athlete to represent the school at… Continue reading →

Former Tulane linebacker Jay Rink dies at age 47

Former Tulane linebacker Jay Rink died Saturday morning after a five-year battle with ALS. He was 47. A former Brother Martin High School staandout, Rink starred on defense at Tulane from 1987-90 and amassed 180 tackles with 13 sacks among 23 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a pair of pass break-ups to go with a… Continue reading →

Tulane, coach David Pierce excited by Green Wave’s rapid growth in his first season

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Tulane shortstop Stephen Alemais (2) celebrates his run with Tulane left fielder Jackson Johnson (13) in the fifth inning during the NCAA Division I Baton Rouge Baseball Regional, Saturday, May 30, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

With Tulane’s elimination from the NCAA tournament’s Baton Rouge regional a virtual certainly entering the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday night, every player on the team was standing along the rail outside the dugout, screaming encouragement to the final batters. The disappointment of an early exit did not take away the excitement about what they accomplished in… Continue reading →

Tulane’s season ends with a rain-delayed, 8-2 loss to UNC-Wilmington in the Baton Rouge regional

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Tulane starting pitcher Alex Massey (28) pitches against UNC-Wilmington during the NCAA Division I Baton Rouge Baseball Regional, Sunday, May 31, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Given another shot at UNC-Wilmington after a nine-run loss Friday, Tulane got the same result. The Green Wave did almost nothing right against the white-hot Seahawks in a rain-delayed Sunday elimination game at the NCAA tournament’s Baton Rouge regional, losing 8-2 at Alex Box Stadium for a desultory end to a bounce-back season under… Continue reading →

Tulane notebook: ‘Dream come true’ to play in NCAA tournament for Wave senior Garrett Deschamp

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Tulane second baseman Garrett Deschamp (1) returns to the dugout after flying out to centerfield in the first inning against UNC-Wilmington during the NCAA Division I Baton Rouge Baseball Regional, Sunday, May 31, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Asked Saturday whether a loss to Lehigh in the NCAA tournament’s Baton Rouge regional would have soured his thoughts on this season, Tulane senior infielder Garrett Deschamp said no way. He reiterated that thought after UNC-Wilmington eliminated the Green Wave 8-2 on Sunday night. Tulane never was in the game following a six-run third inning for… Continue reading →

Tulane crushes Lehigh 15-3 after a long, long rain delay in the Baton Rouge regional

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Tulane second baseman Garrett Deschamp leaps over Lehigh second baseman Mike Garzillo after making the tag in the third inning of Saturday's game in the Baton Rouge regional at Alex Box Stadium.

After another rocky start, Tulane rocked Lehigh’s shaky pitching and lived to play another day in the Baton Rouge regional. The Green Wave, which has not gone out two-and-out in the NCAA tournament in nearly 30 years, followed a 10-1 loss to UNC-Wilmington on Friday night by doing just about everything wrong in the first few innings… Continue reading →

Lewis: Tulane’s win over Lehigh was just what the program needed

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Tulane right fielder Lex Kaplan (6) celebrates in the dugout after being walked in by Lehigh pitcher Connor Donovan during the Baton Rouge regional on Saturday at  Alex Box Stadium.

When you haven’t won an NCAA tournament game in seven years and 364 days, what’s a little 3-hour, 16-minute rain delay? Tulane sat out Saturday’s downpour in the LSU players’ lounge Alex Box Stadium (all of that purple and gold must have been hard to stomach), reasonably assured that their 8-3 lead against Lehigh in the… Continue reading →

Tulane stumbles in return to NCAA tournament, falls 10-1 to UNC-Wilmington

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Tulane's Richard Carthon (8) safely beats the ball to first baseman first baseman Corey Dick (40) in the third inning during the NCAA Division I Baton Rouge Baseball Regional, Friday, May 29, 2015, at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

Tulane’s return to the NCAA tournament was more like a crash back to earth. The Green Wave skidded early, falling behind in the first inning, before getting smashed by a seven-run fourth inning in UNC-Wilmington’s 10-1 victory at Alex Box Stadium in a game that stretched from late Friday night into Saturday morning. But the fourth… Continue reading →

Sources: Team vote removes Tulane outfielder John Gandolfo from the roster

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- Tulane's John Gandolfo, 9, throws ball to the infield tagging out UNO's player at home plate during the fifth inning of the first NBC Cup against Tulane University and the University of New Orleans at Maestri Field at Privateer Park in New Orleans, Tuesday, on Feb. 24, 2015.

Tulane center fielder John Gandolfo was removed from the team, Tulane officials confirmed to The Advocate on Friday night. Sources close to the situation said Green Wave teammates took a team vote this week that resulted in his dismissal by coach David Pierce. Tulane officials would not disclose how or why Gandolfo is no longer… Continue reading →

Tulane hitters start to heat up — just in time for Baton Rouge regional

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Tulane infielder Stephen Alemais (2), left, connects with the ball during batting practice as teammates watch and wait their turn during the last practice day before the beginning of the Baton Rouge Regional at Alex Box Stadium.

Facing its first postseason game since 2008, Tulane has gotten hot at the plate at the perfect time. Shut out on seven occasions this season, the Green Wave (34-23) finally is emerging from a hitting slump that lasted the better part of two years, providing a jolt of confidence for its Baton Rouge regional opener against… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge regional scouting reports: Tulane and UNC Wilmington

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Tulane pitcher Alex Massey (28), center, stretches with the rest of the team during warmups for their last practice day before the beginning of the Baton Rouge Regional at Alex Box Stadium.

UNC WILMINGTON The Seahawks made their baseball postseason debut at the 2003 Baton Rouge Regional, losing to LSU in 11 innings in the regional final. … UNCW hits .306 as a team to carry a meager pitching staff. … Corey Dick slugs .522, has 13 doubles and is in a three-way tie for the team lead… Continue reading →

Tulane student-athletes score high in latest APR report from the NCAA

Tulane student-athletes again received national acclaim for their efforts in the classroom, as 13 of the Green Wave’s 16 varsity sports programs scored well above their national averages for the 2013-14 season according to the latest multi-year Academic Performance Rates (APR) released on Wednesday by the NCAA. The 2015 report marks the 11th straight year the… Continue reading →

Tulane’s Rick Dickson: ‘AAC gaining stability’

Associated Press photo by CORY YOUNGTulane Athletic Director Rick Dickson

For the first time he can remember, Tulane Athletic Director Rick Dickson is attending a conference spring meeting at which none of the schools were either coming or going. “We’re starting to get some traction,” Dickson said from Key Biscayne, Florida, where the American Athletic Conference began its three-day session Wednesday. “That means, as a group, we’re… Continue reading →

Green Wave adapts to second baseman Jake Willsey’s suspension

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  LSU's Jake Fraley is safe stealing second base under  Tulane's Jake Willsey in Alex Box Stadium Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

This isn’t the time to be shorthanded. Entering its first NCAA tournament since 2008, the Tulane baseball program is back on center stage after a prolonged absence. But one notable member of the Green Wave (34-23) won’t be appearing at the Baton Rouge regional until the latter half of the weekend, if at all.… Continue reading →

Tulane looking forward to challenge at Baton Rouge regional

Lex Kaplan couldn’t have planned it any better. For weeks, Tulane’s outfielder pictured how Monday afternoon’s celebration would unfold and then what Friday afternoon’s NCAA tournament debut would look like. “We wanted to be in Alex Box (Stadium),” Kaplan said. “We want the challenge, and I’m happy to get to LSU and show them that we… Continue reading →

Tulane back in NCAA baseball tournament, headed to Baton Rouge regional

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Tulane outfielder Lex Kaplan (6) catches a ball as he and fellow teammates wearing pink baseball caps and bearing flowers for their moms, come onto the field on Mothers Day before playing South Florida  in Turchin Stadium in New Orleans, La. Sunday, May 10, 2015.

The Tulane baseball team will be in an NCAA regional for the first time since 2008 under first-year coach David Pierce. The viewing party at the Glazier Family Club inside Yulman Stadium erupted at 11:18 a.m. when the Green Wave came up as the No. 3 seed in the Baton Regional regional. Tulane (will face No. 2 seed UNC Wilmington,… Continue reading →

Tulane’s résumé looks strong enough as NCAA tournament selection show arrives Monday

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane head coach David Pierce (22) talks with his infielders as they wait for new pitcher to come out of the bullpen at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans on May 3, 2015.

Shortstop Stephen Alemais dreaded what he knew would be a long weekend of anxiety after Tulane was eliminated from the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament Friday. Needing two victories in Clearwater, Florida, to feel secure about its first NCAA regional bid in seven years, the Green Wave (34-23) managed only one before suffering a… Continue reading →

NCAA regional hopes up in the air after Tulane gets bounced from the AAC tournament with a 7-6 loss to Connecticut

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Tulane took its second gut punch in less than 24 hours at the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament. The question now is whether the Green Wave has done enough to make an NCAA regional for the first time in seven years. Tulane led Connecticut by four runs in an elimination game… Continue reading →

Tulane baseball team takes emotional loss to East Carolina in AAC tournament

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Losses don’t come more emotional than this. Tulane missed numerous opportunities to tie the score late against East Carolina on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference tournament winner’s bracket matchup that featured a wild eighth inning in which two Green Wave players were thrown out at the plate and… Continue reading →

Tulane offense coming together at the right time

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Although it was still uncertain whether the Tulane locked up an NCAA regional bid by beating Connecticut in its American Athletic Conference tournament opener, one thing had become crystal clear. The Green Wave (34-21) was playing its best baseball of the season entering Thursday night’s winners bracket game against East Carolina that was not over… Continue reading →

Tulane confident entering NCAA women’s tournament

The Tulane women’s golfers already have made program history by qualifying for nationals in three consecutive years. They hope to use that experience to carve out even more history in the next several days. Senior Gemma Dryburgh and juniors Emily Penttila, Silvia Garces and Madison Opfer all are getting their third crack at the NCAA Championships,… Continue reading →

Tulane and Oklahoma agree to a three-game football series: Two in Norman, one in New Orleans

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Tulane wide receiver Alec Macias (44) yells as his teammates hit the field before the game against Southeastern Louisiana at Yulman Stadium in September.

Tulane’s football schedule received a jolt on Thursday. The Green Wave formally announced a three-game series with Oklahoma, which includes a 2021 season-opening game at Yulman Stadium. The Green Wave will travel to Norman, Oklahoma, in 2017 and 2024 as part of the contract as well. “We are excited to begin the series… Continue reading →